There are several good reasons to present a selection of October poems in honor of Our Lady. First, October is the month of the Holy Rosary. Second, there are two feast days of the Blessed Virgin Mary in October. The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7. The Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar (Saragossa, Spain) is a feast day celebrated on October 12. Prior to the liturgical reforms of 1969, the Church celebrated four additional Marian feasts in October: The Feast of Mary's Purity (October 16), Mary, Wonderful Mother (October 20), Mary, Mother of the Dying (a moveable feast celebrated on the Fourth Sunday in October), and the Motherhood of Mary (October 11). In this poetry installment, the reader will find images from holy cards which accompany the poems.  Among these images, the reader will see pictorial scenes of Mary presenting the Rosary to St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221) and St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380).

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